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Colonel Williams will reportedly plead guilty

Disgraced former base commander ends his hunger strike, is said to have reached a plea deal


 

Following the addition of 82 burglary-related charges against Colonel Russell Williams in a Belleville, Ontatrio courtroom today comes news from an anonymous source the accused murderer is planning to sign a deal with prosecutors and plead guilty to all of the accusations levied against him. Williams has been held in a detention centre in Napanee since his arrest for the sexual assault of two women and the deaths of Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau in February. Following the end of the hunger strike he started after an unsuccessful suicide attempt, sources close to Williams say he now wants to finish the case quickly because the evidence against him is overwhelming, and he wants to minimize the stress on his wife and avoid massive legal bills. The case has been remanded to June 24, but Williams can waive his right to a preliminary hearing and go straight to trial or enter a guilty plea at any time. If convicted he would face the automatic penalty for multiple first degree murders of life imprisonment with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

The Globe and Mail


 

Colonel Williams will reportedly plead guilty

  1. Would someone please advise Tony O'Keefe to refrain from making remarks, such as, "…time heals…", "…he looks better…"; two young women are dead and their families read the news reports.

  2. Why waste the time and money,just put him away and forget where the key is and let him rot.

  3. The horrendous damage done to the victims and their familes will take a life time of dealing with it all.25 yrs is a joke for murder -I agree throw away the key.His wife is also a victim -how does one live with knowing the man you married is an alleged murderer and big time sexual deviant.Such a betrayal for all .Time does not heal every thing -one may learn to cope with the tragedy overtime .

  4. The 25 years of incarceration should be spent examining why he did it.

  5. Why can't we bring back capital punishment.
    He'll do some years in prison and the parole board will then free him like they are doing to cop killers.

  6. I think the death penalty should be brought in for these types of crimes, better yet, let the victims family do what they want with them!!

  7. He likely will not spend 25 years in jail. Most murders spend an average of 7 years in jail. Unless he is declared a dangerous offender like Bernardo, all bets are off.

  8. I'm sorry. I feel for the wife but she has a moral responsibility now to 1) surrender this man's pension and any other of his assets to his victims, 2) divorce the man and shun him as should the rest of society, and 3) encourage the man to find a way to kill himself in her last conversation with him.. I don't believe in capital punishment by the state. But I also feel that the families of murderers have a moral duty to see that justice (not legal, but moral) is carried out. I felt the same about the Homolka family.

  9. What happened to this guy to make him switch over to cold blooded killer? Oh ya, he was military… he was trained to be a cold blooded killer. What happened on his "secret mission" that made him kill and torture those he was duty bound to protect?